Longevity of DVD-R and CD-R (Was MagTapes)

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Wed Mar 16 17:53:54 CST 2005

Scott wrote:
> Perhaps there should be effort spent
> on a more reliable grade of CD-ROM technology that emphasizes
> reliability and long term life over rip-roaring speed.

As with all other PC components, there's effectively no market for higher
quality.  That is to say, not enough market to justify the engineering,
manufacturing, and marketing efforts that would be necessary.  Too many
buyers are willing to put up with marginal junk.  This is called a
"trimuph of crapitalism".


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